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Invasive Species Identification and Ecology

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

$40 – $50
Guided Hikes, Adults

Thursday Oct 15 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Thursday Oct 22 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm

This two-part workshop will be hosted at Doctor’s Park in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks. We’ll discover common, well-established invasive species like buckthorn and garlic mustard, along with some newer, less well-known invasives. We’ll learn how to identify these plants using distinguishing features like leaves, branches and bark, and fruit. Then, we’ll discuss what makes a species invasive versus non-native or naturalized, and how each species impacts the ecosystem. For our second class, we’ll be joined by Milwaukee County Parks’ Resource Ecologist, Katlyn Pluer who will advise us on best management practices and inform us of the invasive species the Natural Areas Department is currently battling. You’ll leave this workshop with the know-how to start eliminating these species on your own property.

We will meet in the parking lot at Doctor’s Park. This program will take place entirely outdoors. We will practice social distancing when we are able to, but because of the nature of small-group programming, it will not always be possible. For the health and safety of all, participants must wear a mask when you are within six feet of others. Please do not attend if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus. See our latest COVID-19 updates here.​​

Members: $40 | Non-Members: $50


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Thursday, October 15, 2020
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$40 – $50
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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
1111 E. Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 United States
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(414) 352-2880